Tuesday, July 3, 2018
For Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
The moments of our lives may be bright with possibility, dark with fear or sadness, or even plain everyday gray, but God's glory never fades. May God's glory shine into the exciting lights, upsetting darks, and boring grays of your every day.
TUESDAY, JULY 3RD, 2018
81 Days until Fall
Sunrise: 5:59 am
Sunset: 9:05 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is the first day the Dog Days of Summer which are the hottest and steamiest part of the season. Typical this is the period that Sirius, the Dog Star rises at the same time as the Sun, from July 3rd through August 11th.
If you are feeling the effects of hot, muggy, sultry weather, you can be certain you are in the Dog Days of Summer. It is also a period of drought and occasional thunderstorms.
It’s a time to enjoy summertime activities that help to keep us cool such as going to the beach or lazing under a shady tree. It’s tempting to stay in air conditioned comfort of the indoors but we should get out and enjoy the hot weather while it’s here. After all the days are already growing shorter and you know what ultimately leads to...
God made these dog days for us to either enjoy, or suffer through…depending upon your point of view.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Deep Summer is when laziness finds respectability
This hot and humid weather that we’ve been having tends to leave me wilted and weary, but it’s still better than winter. I do try to get outside for awhile each day and enjoy it. I know I have a cool air conditioned home when it gets too hot though and appreciate it very much.
When I was young and growing up air conditioning was unheard of. We cooled off the best we could with fans and if we were in a car, we rolled the windows down and let the wind blow in. How things have changed.
Today’s pictures are of some of my family enjoying summer on a boat and in the water. A great way to keep cool and have fun. I prefer sitting in the shade with a tall glass of iced tea and a good book myself. But they are young and have the energy for it and looks like they had a lot of fun.
I found a recipe for a creamy dip which is perfect for dipping grapes, berries and pineapple in and am sharing it with you today.
Brown Sugar Fruit Dip
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1, 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
Garnish: brown sugar
Beat brown sugar and cream cheese with mixer till smooth. Add sour cream, vanilla beating until blended and smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Cover and chill. Garnish if desired and serve with assorted fruit.
There is nothing like fruit to keep you feeling refreshed in the summer and I’ve been having a lot of it.
I hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
6125. for hot summer days to enjoy
6126. for fruit, good and good for you
6127. for a good book to read on lazy days
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
A summers sun is worth having
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…